Credit Unions Appoint New CEOs
Credit unions in Texas, California, South Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, Wyoming, Colorado and Florida recently named new CEOs.
Eric Pointer was appointed president/CEO of the $1.3 billion Credit Union of Texas in Dallas last month.
He succeeded John Lederer who is now serving as a consultant until he officially retires in September.
Lederer joined Credit Union of Texas in 1996 as its general counsel and was appointed president/CEO in 2007. He joined the credit union movement nearly four decades ago when in 1978 he was landed a job with the former Texas Credit Union League where he held various positions, including president/CEO.
Pointer served as president of Credit Union of Texas since January 2016 and as executive vice president of the credit union since 2014.
The board of directors for the $733 million Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union appointed Rebecca Reynolds Lytle as president/CEO for the San Jose-based cooperative effective July 17.
She brings more than 35 years of financial services experience to her new job. For the last 24 years, Lytle held executive leadership positions with San Francisco Area credit unions. Most recently, she served as a senior vice president and chief lending officer for the $1 billion San Francisco Federal Credit Union.
Tim Carlisle was named president/CEO of the $231 million Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in June.
He succeeded President /CEO Jerry M. Miller who retired last month.
Since joining Carolina Trust in 2010, Carlisle served as a branch manager, vice president of lending and branch operations, and chief operations officer.
Martha Fuerstenau, executive vice president of the $321 million American 1 Credit Union in Jackson, Mich., will become the new president/CEO in January 2018.
She will succeed President and CEO David C. Puckett who recently announced his retirement after 35 years of service. Under his leadership, American 1 Credit Union has undergone two name changes, six mergers, a charter change, growth from 7,000 members to more than 55,000 members and expansion from two branch locations to 13 branches spanning six counties across southern Michigan.
Joseph Anderson was named president/CEO of the $131 million PSE Credit Union in Parma, Ohio earlier this month.
He succeeds Janice Thomas.
Anderson brings more than 30 years of financial services experience, including 14 in the credit union movement. He previously served as COO and vice president for lending for the $1.4 billion AmeriCU Credit union in Rome, N.Y. Steven Pearson was appointed president/CEO of the Sunlight Federal Credit Union in Cody, Wyo., last month.
He succeeds Cindy Bennett who is retiring after 18 years of service at Sunlight FCU. During Bennett's 10-year tenure as CEO, she grew the credit union from $57 million to $106 million in assets. Pearson comes to Sunlight from the $24 million Fellowship Credit Union in Lamar, Colo., where he served as its president/CEO.
Eric Nystrom, will become president/CEO of the $26 million My Healthcare Federal Credit Union in Gainesville, Fla. on July 31. He previously served as president/CEO of the $37 million Blue Flame Credit Union in Charlotte, N.C., where he served as president/CEO.
Shawn Wolbert was named president/CEO of the $31 million Financial Health Federal Credit Union in Indianapolis, according the League of Sourtheastern Credit Unions & Affiliates.
She succeeds Chris Wardrip.
Wolbert served as senior vice president of finance and administration for the Southeastern league for more than two years. She also worked for the Michigan Credit Union League.